News Beyond the West Coast Halloween Convention Hosts Midwest Motor Coach Tour

Featured Ohio and Indiana Haunted Attractions to Open for June Excursion

2 Day Tour Departs from Columbus, Ohio on June 1, 2011

The Midwest Haunters Convention (MHC) offers a 2 day pre-convention chartered motor coach bus tour of haunted attractions in Central/Northeast Indiana and Western Ohio June 1-2, 2011. It is the largest tour of its kind in the US: featuring 20 haunted houses over 2 days.

It provides haunted attraction owners, operators and other industry professionals as well as Halloween enthusiasts with opportunities to visit Haunted Attraction venues in the off season for thrills, research purposes and fun. The tour departs from Columbus Ohio and registration is open to the public.

The MHC Haunt Tour features a wide variety of professional haunted enterprises ranging from startup venues to multi-million dollar attractions; many staffed with entertaining live actors – providing outstanding entertainment. There are also opportunities to experience paranormal activities on some excursions; as well as an interesting stop to visit to the International Circus Hall of Fame.

Ticket prices start at $229 per person for an all inclusive 2 day tour package. Buses depart from the Hyatt Regency Columbus at noon on Wednesday, June 1 and return by Thursday June 2 around midnight. Tour registration ends on May 15, 2011 and includes:

  • Charter motor coach transportation with Tour Escorts
  • Overnight Accommodations featuring room packages for 1-4 participants
  • Admission to all 20 attractions
  • Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner both nights
  • Snacks and beverages on bus

A driver’s tour is also available. The public is invited to drive the tour and purchase tickets at each attraction.

The MHC Haunt Tour will visit the following destinations; with some venues offering multiple events: including Ohio stops at the Land of Illusion (Middletown) and Scare Fair (Lima); and Indiana stops at the Eliza Willard Haunted Hotel (Franklin), Fright Manor (Indianapolis), Twisted Darkness (Kokomo), Edge of Insanity (Kokomo), the International Circus Hall of Fame Circus Hall of Fame & Museum (Peru), Haunted Hotel (Huntington), and the Haunted Cave (Ft Wayne).

The MHC Haunt Tour is offered as a pre-convention event for the weekend attendees featuring a tradeshow, education and social events oriented to Halloween trade professionals; and it presents fabulous shopping opportunities for local area businesses and fans. It is sponsored by; co-sponsored by the Transworld Legendary Haunt Tour. For more information and video advertisement, please visit or contact Kelly Collins at 614-203-4626 or

ABOUT THE MIDWEST HAUNTERS CONVENTION (MHC): It is the largest Halloween show of its kind in the US serving a primary audience of Haunted Attraction Producers, Actors, Artists and Home Haunters. It features a 60,000 square foot vendor trade show with over 100 vendor booths – and provides regional businesses and residents the opportunity to shop for professional quality Halloween related products. The MHC Trade Show is free and open to the public with registration; and is held at the Greater Columbus Convention Center in Ohio June 4-5, 2011. The MHC provides educational seminars and workshops and networking activities for haunted attraction industry professionals. The 2011 MHC features the world’s largest haunted attraction bus tour as well as a Monster Masquerade costume party featuring a the Body Art Fashion Show and contests including the Bloody Mary Monster Makeup Wars Competition, Ms Midwest Scary Pageant & the Scariest Character Contest.

For more information please visit and sign-up to receive the bi-monthly MHC Newsletter with the latest news and updates, email or call 614-361-1466. The Midwest Haunters Convention is sponsored by Westland Insurance.

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